School of Business

Boost your job prospects

Boost your job prospects

Open up a whole new realm of job opportunities by including a business minor in your bachelor’s degree.

A minor in Business adds a valuable professional qualification to your résumé, since employees who know how to manage systems, projects, people, and resources are in high demand in any field.

51’s Business Administration minor can provide you with a solid foundation in business concepts such as management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, organizational behavior, finance, statistics, and more to complement your area of study.

Lower level courses ground you in core business principles, and prepare you for a wide variety of upper level electives that you can select according to your interest or career goals.

To ensure you can complete a business minor within your degree path while also earning pre-requisites for upper-level classes, visit your advisor to develop a program plan.

Career Outlook for minor in Business Administration

According to a recent CIBC report, most jobs in high demand in Canada require a university degree.

Within the 10 major occupational groups that are defined by Canada’s National Occupational Classification, more than half (51 percent) of the projected job openings in B.C. over the next 10 years will come from the top three occupational categories: sales and service, business, finance, administration and management. And not only that: there is currently a shortage of managers in fields such as engineering, science, information systems, health, education, and social services.

If you are studying in a field with above average job prospects, a Business minor can help you secure a management position earlier in your career. In fields with average job prospects, it can set you apart from other candidates and provide you with an edge. It can also equip you with the knowledge needed to start your own business in your area of expertise.